Posted by: llysdinam | April 17, 2014

Nesting starlings

Our pair of starlings seem to be sticking with this very large hole presumably excavated by woodpeckers some 40ft up one of the trees about 30ft from our back door.untitled-2124

Posted by: robin100 | April 17, 2014

Swallow @ Llandewi

One sat on a wire by the A483 this pm.

Posted by: llysdinam | April 16, 2014

Mandarins

The mandarins have visited us the last two nights, on the bird table and our pond.  Have not seen any migrants so far and no owls this year as the box has been taken over by squirrels.  Plenty of redpolls, goldfinches, yellowhammers, wrens, robins, nuthatches, woodies, blackbirds and the usual array of tits and finches with the exception of greenfinches.  Jays are around now and still hear the curlews from time to time though still only one pair.

 

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Posted by: kevjoynes | April 16, 2014

The Lake from Heather

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Posted by: llysdinam | April 15, 2014

Mandarins on the bird table!

Taken at dusk last night, through a window with Joe’s point & shoot again – with a little post-processing help!  untitled-2075

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: bazzpugh | April 14, 2014

Wheatear Male and fem.

wheatear maleOut and about this A.M ….sighted 4 pairs of  Wheatear up the Rhogo. Male.wheatear femOne of the females came within range.hybrid LlyngwynHybrid Canada X grey lag  at Llyngwyn    Puzzled  ” Why do I look different to the others   Yellow legs and all “

Posted by: sjhammie | April 13, 2014

Rhogo Wheatear

Rhogo Wheatear

Spotted on the wall today, also saw a Redstart between Walton & Painscastle and two Lapwings on the way from Painscastle to Hundred House. Also quite a few Stonechats showing up on Rhogo this afternoon.

Posted by: alindolau | April 13, 2014

Pied FlyCatcher & House Martin

A lovely male Pied Flycatcher paid us a visit just after 3pm this afternoon, definitely made my weekend. Also a House Martin was circling over the roof tops, everyone seems to be arriving at once!

Posted by: alindolau | April 12, 2014

Willow Warblers & Swallows

One Willow Warbler heard and another seen, whilst waiting for the steam train at the overbridge just north of Dolau station. Also 2 Swallows seen above the Ithon bridge just south of Crossgates and another on telegraph lines by the Severn Arms in Penybont.

Posted by: alindolau | April 11, 2014

Kestrels, Penybont common

Very pleasing to see 2 Kestrels on the common tonight after a very long time of only seeing one. Hopefully a pair? If the number of rodents in our attic and garage at the moment is anything to go by, the mild winter should mean a good vole year for our Kestrels and Owls.

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